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Shock in Kirkuk as two explosions ripped through the city on Sunday, killing five people and wounding 10 others. The first explosion was a suicide bomber targeting a government building in the city’s Atlas neighborhood. The second explosion targeted the Hashd al-Shaabi currently based inside an old KDP office in the city. It’s the first […]

The Kurdish leadership, and most specifically Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, on Monday condemned recent violence that targeted the offices of Kurdish parties, and staff of two Kurdistan-based media outlets. The Prime Minister stressed that the Kurdistan Region is about to enter a new era that requires unity, not divisions, stating that a divided house cannot […]

It was an emotional moment for many last night in the Kurdistan Region as President Masoud Barzani resigned in a heavy-hearted address to the nation. In a vote Sunday evening, parliament approved the distribution of the president’s powers to the prime minister, presidency of the council of ministers, presidential body of the parliament, and the […]

Seems the dust storm sweeping Iraq and the Kurdistan Region may have prevented clashes from restarting as a 24-hour ceasefire signed between the Kurdish forces and Iraqi military over the weekend came to an end yesterday. Iraqi and Kurdish military officials met on Saturday and it is believed an agreement has been reached. Details are […]

The Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) has reported attacks on Peshmerga positions in Zummar early Thursday morning. The Iraqi government deployed armored vehicles, tanks, and artillery in the area Wednesday evening and Kurdish officials warned of an imminent attack. The attacks, which were repelled by Peshmerga forces, come after the Turkish government allegedly agreed to […]

One month later, the KRG has offered to freeze the results of the referendum to allow negotiations with Baghdad to begin. The KRG early Wednesday morning put out a statement calling for the immediate ceasefire and halt of all military operations in disputed areas, and that it would freeze the results to have an open […]

Things might be evolving as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Baghdad yesterday on a surprise visit for talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and President Fuad Masum. Tillerson on Sunday had said Iranian fighters and militias must leave Iraq for the country to rebuild. In response, Abadi defended the Iranian-backed militias […]

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said Iran-backed militias who have been fighting ISIS in Iraq should go home as the battle is nearing its end. Mr Tillerson said all foreign fighters should leave and let Iraqis rebuild. He apparently asked Iraqi Shias in these militias to eutger integrate into the Iraqi army or […]

The international anti-ISIS coalition has declared the events in Kirkuk were meant to be a coordinated handover of control, but that ended with one incident that resulted from a “miscommunication.” This situation, for most, still remains unclear. Meanwhile, Four Turkish soldiers were killed in northern Iraq in two separate attacks blamed on the PKK on […]

Sad day across the region as people are still reeling from a conflict that saw hundreds of thousands displaced from the city of Kirkuk and a number of people killed in clashes as Iraqi forces took control of the disputed area. The Hashd al-Shaabi also took control of Sinjar this morning and were in Makhmour […]


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